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I used this link but it didn't help me get what the writer meant. https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/159638/what-does-moonshots-mean

""You do realize that at Google that is what we qualify as a moonshot?" Deane remembers the Google team asking her when they heard her story."

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/13/this-mom-built-a-65-million-business-the-cambridge-satchel-company.html

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  • "achievement on a grand scale".
    – TimR
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 11:02
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo: Does it mean "Do you think that when invited by Google it means that you have made an achievement on a grand scale"?
    – haile
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 11:06
  • So your question is not about moonshot but about the antecedent of that in "that is what we qualify as a moonshot"?
    – TimR
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 11:09
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo: No, I didn't understand the whole sentence.
    – haile
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 11:10
  • "That is something we consider an achievement on a grand scale".
    – TimR
    Commented May 15, 2017 at 11:13

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"Moonshot" is an idiom that typically means that something is a longshot, or very difficult to achieve. I think that in the context that you present, it means an investment in something that succeeds and pays off beyond all expectations.

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